Watch your child during mealtime. Are they reacting to how the food tastes and feels? Copy the faces they make and respond. Do they make a happy face when eating something sweet like fruit? You could ask, “Do you like that juicy apple?” Stretch the chat and ask another question or comment on their response.
See what your child is learning
A few important things are happening here. You’re describing your child’s experiences and responding to them with words. This helps them connect objects and language, and feelings and actions. Plus, talks like these build the bond between you and your child, and they engage your child in learning at the same time!